ow there is less than a week remaining for candidates to file for various city council and school board positions that will be up for grabs in the April 7 municipal election.
Filing deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 5 p.m.
Three candidates have now filed for three open spots on the Platte County R-3 Board of Education. Incumbents Sharon Sherwood and Buffy Smith are seeking re-election. Bobby Vann has also filed. Vann was an unsuccessful candidate for mayor of Platte City two years ago. The third position open is currently held by Gwendolyn Cooke, who has not yet filed.
At Park Hill, the three incumbents–Janice Bolin, Bart Klein and Scott Monsees–are the only candidates to have filed thus far.
Five candidates have filed thus far at West Platte R-2. They are Dr. Matthew A. Parker (incumbent), Antonio John Cutolo-Ring (incumbent), Shane E. Bartee (incumbent), Ronald R. Rowe, Dr. Phillip Pattison.
For the North Platte R-1 Board of Education, seats up for election this year are currently held by Bennett French, Kevin Vernon, and Stephanie Snook. Candidates who have filed thus far are incumbent French and newcomers Jeffrey Hinton and Jennifer Hernandez.
At the City of Platte City, Tony Paolillo, current alderman in ward two, has filed to run for mayor.
Current Mayor Frank Offutt is retiring. Paolillo is the only mayoral candidate as of Tuesday morning. Troy Miller has filed to run for Paolillo’s ward two alderman position. James Everett, a current member of the board recently appointed after the resignation of Brad Fisher, has filed in ward one. There are no candidates in ward three as of yet, for a spot currently held by Debbie Kirkpatrick.
At the City of Parkville, only incumbents have put their names on the ballot as of Tuesday. They are Tina Welch, alderman, ward one; Dave Rittman, alderman, ward two; Robert Lock, aderman, ward three; Marc Sportsman, alderman, ward four; Kevin Humiston, municipal judge.